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Both liposuction and tummy tuck surgery can be used to improve the appearance of the abdominal area. However, each procedure has unique benefits and limitations. Depending on your needs, the results that a liposuction can achieve may not be as versatile or significant as the results from a tummy tuck. In some cases, these procedures are actually best used together.

Liposuction is designed to eliminate exercise-resistant fat deposits that cling to certain areas of your body. If you have these fat deposits in your stomach area, and your skin still has good elasticity, liposuction can be an effective treatment by itself. However, if your skin is too loose, it may not retract once the fat has been removed, leaving you with the problem of loose, hanging skin.

Tummy tuck surgery is designed to not only eliminate excess fat, but also to remove excess skin and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles. The result is a significantly flatter, firmer stomach area. Liposuction can be used in conjunction with a tummy tuck to further contour the abdomen, removing small pockets of remaining fat to produce exceptional results.

If you have further questions about liposuction or tummy tuck surgery, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Atlanta body contouring surgeons. Call (770) 425-0118 for our Marietta GA office, or (678) 494-2380 for our Woodstock GA office.

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